Asparagus Bundles

Crispy asparagus rolled in bacon and topped with Progresso® bread crumbs makes a distinctive side dish ready in 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Topping

1/4
cup Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs
Pinch gray salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1
tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Asparagus

1
teaspoon salt
1
large bunch (about 1 lb) fresh asparagus, trimmed to even lengths
Unsalted butter for greasing baking dish
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Additional gray salt and freshly ground black pepper
8
thin slices prosciutto (4 oz)

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add parsley, lemon peel and cheese; toss well.
  • 2 In 3-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt to boiling. Add asparagus. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer about 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 3 Butter shallow baking dish. Toss cooled asparagus with 2 tablespoons olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide asparagus into 4 equal bundles. On work surface, arrange 2 slices of the prosciutto so they slightly overlap each other. Top with 1 asparagus bundle and roll up carefully in prosciutto. Place in baking dish. Repeat with remaining prosciutto and asparagus. Flatten tops of bundles slightly; sprinkle with topping.
  • 4 Bake about 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated and crisp. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
1180mg
1180%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.